Usually bad breath will be less pleasant when doing fasting. This is caused by the state of the mouth that has not been entered by food or drink for some time.
Because in fact, scented foods and drinks will make the mouth smell more fresh and fragrant. Then how to solve it?
The American Dental Association recommends individuals to brush their teeth twice a day, using fluoride-containing toothpaste. It is a standard and mandatory rule for everyday life.
Well, with a slightly different case, toothbrush when fasting can be done before sleeping in time after breaking, and after eating meal. Both can be done at a time when we can eat and drink.
When brushing your teeth, try eliminating leftover food, plaque, and unpleasant aroma in the mouth.
Many make the reason for fasting not to brush their teeth for fear of canceling. Unfortunately, it is obviously dangerous if it is done continuously.
If often do not brush teeth during fasting, bacteria and dirt leftovers and break fast can break down tooth enamel and cause invisible small cavities.
Over time, the rest of the food will turn into a hardened plaque into tartar, making it more difficult and difficult to clean during fasting.
Tips on maintaining dental hygiene during fasting
In addition to brushing your teeth, the American Dental Association recommends doing a little more extra care to keep your teeth clean during fasting. We can also add to it by cleaning the teeth using dental floss or floss, and mouthwash. Let’s see the following tips.
1. Gain all parts of the tooth with a brush
Be sure to brush all parts of the tooth. Brushing teeth divided into 3 parts, namely brushing the inner surface, the outer surface and surfaces of chewing teeth.
2. Do not rinse immediately
After brushing your teeth, do not rinse immediately. Why is that? Gargling will basically cleanse and reduce the effects of fluoride substances on the remaining toothpaste, so the use of toothpaste so not maximum results. It’s good to wait until 5-10 minutes, then can rinse.
3. Use dental floss
While waiting for the effect of fluoride toothpaste work to work maximally, we can clean the teeth using special threads that can clean up the remaining food left in between the teeth, because most brushes are less able to reach into the sidelines certain parts of the tooth. Flossing or dental floss, it is not only useful to slam the food that slips between the teeth. Dental floss, also useful reduce the risk of dental infections, bad breath, and even remove plaques that form along the gum line.
4. Use mouthwash
After brushing and cleaning the teeth is over, it is time to use mouthwash to help prevent tooth decay. Choose a mouthwash that does not contain alcohol. We can also use it at dawn, in order to get the aroma and fresh scent on the mouth.